Album of the Week

Album of the Week – 10/06/22

Album of the Week – 10/06/22

Elvis hasn’t left the building just yet! In fact, he’s back with a new release. Elvis Costello that is, along with Allan Mayes (Rusty: The Resurrection of Rust).

There’s a side project from one of the Pearl Jam boys, Jeff Ament along with Josh Klinghoffer has just released the soundtrack to Under the Banner of Heaven (Music from and Inspired by the FX Series). Other albums worthy of mention include Kelly Lee Owens (LP.8 – Physical Release) and Yann Tiersen with the unusual name of 11 5 18 2 5 18. There are also new releases from Grace Ives (Janky Star) and Sinead O’Brien (Time Bend and Break the Bower) that you should definitely check out.

But after much deliberation, we decided to travel to the murky depths with Shearwater.

Album of the Week – Shearwater – The Great Awakening

And in 2020, Meiburg finally returned to Shearwater, setting up shop in a weathered RV near Duszynski’s studio to write an album that would reflect where he’d been. Above a makeshift desk, he placed a quote from TS Eliot: Be still, and wait without hope / for hope would be hope for the wrong thing. Wasn’t that also a kind of prayer? Meiburg smiles. “More like an approach I could believe in.”

With Duszynski as a fellow performer and co-producer, The Great Awakening evolved through the long months of 2020 and 2021, emerging as a meditation on hope amid hopelessness, and the freedoms to be found (or dreamed about) in isolation. Several Shearwater veterans returned, including keyboardist and arranger Emily Lee and drummer Josh Halpern, but the rock gestures of Jet Plane fell away: The Great Awakening is a soulful and immersive travelog of grand atmospheres and intimate landscapes, decorated with field recordings from Meiburg’s travels and anchored by his closely-recorded voice, more otherworldly and urgent than ever.

Albums of Note:

— Shearwater – The Great Awakening

— Sinead O’Brien – Time Bend and Break the Bower

— Elvis Costello and Allan Mayes – Rusty: The Resurrection of Rust

— Grace Ives – Janky Star

— Jeff Ament (of Pearl Jam) and Josh Klinghoffer – Under the Banner of Heaven (Music from and Inspired by the FX Series) Original Score Soundtrack

— Kelly Lee Owens – LP.8 (Physical Release)

— Yann Tiersen – 11 5 18 2 5 18

Albums Released June 10th:

— A Little Farther West – Vaya Con Dios

— Adrian Quesada (of Black Pumas) – Boleros Psicodélicos

— Allison Ponthier – Shaking Hands with Elvis EP

— American Anymen – Cities Changing Names

— American Aquarium – Chicamacomico

— André Bratten – Picture Music

— Anthony Moore – Flying Doesn’t Help (Reissue)

— ASIA – ASIA In Asia – Live At the Budokan, Tokyo, 1983

— Attempt Survivors – Educated Hips EP

— BETWEEN FRIENDS – Cutie EP

— Big Gigantic – Brighter Future 2

— Billy Howerdel (of A Perfect Circle) – What Normal Was

— Black Therapy – Onward

— Bloomsday – Place to Land

— Bob Marley & The Wailers – Live at the Rainbow: 2nd June 1977

— Bobby Oroza – Get On The Otherside

— BTS – TBA

— Carrie Underwood – Denim & Rhinestones

— Chase & Status – What Came Before

— Cold Showers – Strength In Numbers EP

— David Newbould – Power Up!

— DEATHWHITE – Grey Everlasting

— Deau Eyes – Legacies

— Depeche Mode – Exciter | The 12″ Singles

— Diamanda Galás – The Divine Punishment (Reissue)

— Dion Lunadon – Beyond Everything

— Elton John – Madman Across The Water (50th Anniversary Reissue)

— Elvis Costello and Allan Mayes – Rusty: The Resurrection of Rust

— Erin Anne – Do Your Worst

— Everclear – World Of Noise – 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

— FKJ – V I N C E N T

— Francesa Buratteli – Battle Fatigue

— Future Palace – Run

— George Ezra – Gold Rush Kid

— Grace Ives – Janky Star

— Guineapig – Parasite

— IANAI – Sunir

— Inanimate Existence – The Masquerade

— The Inflorescence – Remember What I Look Like

— Jack Flanagan (of Mystery Jets) – Rides the Sky

— Jamie Drake – New Girl

— Jeff Ament (of Pearl Jam) and Josh Klinghoffer – Under the Banner of Heaven (Music from and Inspired by the FX Series) Original Score Soundtrack

— Jenny Owen Youngs – It’s Dangerous To Go Alone EP

— Joyce Manor – 40 Oz. To Fresno

— Judah & the Lion – Revival

— Julius Rodriguez – Let Sound Tell All

— Kelly Lee Owens – LP.8 (Physical Release)

— KISS – Off the Soundboard: Live at Donington 1996

— Klaus Schulze – Osiris – Pt#1

— LIFE – North East Costal Town

— Liss – I Guess Nothing Will Be The Same

— Living Room – New Years

— Lutalo – Once Now, Then Again EP

— Mapache – Roscoe’s Dream

— The March Divide – Lost Causes

— Marco Benevento – Benevento

— Michael Monroe – I Live Too Fast To Die Young

— Michael Rault – Michael Rault

— Michaela Anne – Oh To Be That Free

— Moonchild Sanelly – Phases

— Mother Nature – Nature’s World EP

— Motionless In White – Scoring The End of the World

— Museum Of Light – Horizon

— Neneh Cherry – The Versions

— Nick Mulvey – New Mythology

— The Notorious B.I.G. – Life After Death (25th Anniversary Super Deluxe)

— The Range – Mercury

— Riley Pearce – The Water & The Rough

— Roxy Music – Manifesto (Vinyl Reissue)

— Roxy Music – Siren (Vinyl Reissue)

— Rufus Wainwright – Rufus Does Judy At Capitol Studios

— Sam Slater – I Do Not Wish To Be Known As A Vandal

— Schandmaul – Knüppel aus dem Sack

— Secrets – The Collapse

— Shearwater – The Great Awakening

— Sinead O’Brien – Time Bend and Break the Bower

— slenderbodies – Simple Shapes

— Spacey Jane – Here Comes Everybody

— Steve Reich / Ensemble intercontemporain – Reich/Richter

— Vance Joy – In Our Own Sweet Time

— Vieux Farka Touré – Les Racines

— Wind Rose – Warfront

— The Wrecks – Sonder

— Wylderness – Big Plan For A Blue World

— XXXTentacion – Look At Me: The Album

— Yann Tiersen – 11 5 18 2 5 18

— Yatra – Born into Chaos

— You Club – off the grid

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